I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Seashell Saturday

I have found many shells in various sizes over the years. Some have been the size of a pencil lead, while some of them have been nice size shells. Today I want to share with you one of my most prized shell finds. It may not be the prettiest, but it is one of my faves.


This Florida Horse Conch is one of the biggest shells I have found. It is weathered and worn, and far from perfect, but I treasure this shell. It's about a foot long.
I was overjoyed when I found this one about 7 years ago. It isn't everyday that you find a horse conch this size! I never in my life dreamed I would find one, so imagine my surprise when I spied this washed up on the beach. Actually, hubby and I saw this at the same time, and there is still a friendly argument about who found it. I'm pretty sure I was the first one to touch it ;) Our shell sits majestically above the kitchen cabinets, with our other large shells, and corals... some found and some bought.
This awesome specimen was of course, found on the Gulf Coast, around the Fort Myers area. I can't wait to find another big shell to go above the cabinets! They are few, and far between, but they are out there. I certainly intend to find more! 

I hope you enjoyed Seashell Saturday, and I hope you find some wonderful shells out there! Just be a sweetie, and only take shells that are uninhabited. There are plenty of empty shells to collect!

Have a great weekend!
Del

7 comments:

Love of the Sea said...

I love big old weathered seashells. This is a great find. I have one similar but it is not as perfect. Mine is cracked and missing some pieces.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I feel the same way! LOVE the weathered seashells! You have so many beautiful shells! I wish we were closer to the beach! I love to walk the beach and look for shells! Enjoy your weekend! We went to Rainbow Springs today to Cracker days...it was FUN and it will be there again tomorrow! Hugs! ♥

madebymum said...

The texture contrast is perfect.

AmyK said...

Those are really fun, love the weathered seashell! Don't find too many like that here in Minnesota!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

It's gorgeous..., so ancient looking too!!!

Tootie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. :) I've enjoyed reading here. Your jewelry is really cute and I LOVE the little pond.

Shellbelle said...

As you know, I get excited when I find something like this also and this is a gorgeous specimen!

I'm playing catch up and I want to thank you again for your sweet comment. Your jewelry is just lovely and so beachy! I'm hoping to get my store opened this week.

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